CHL Playoffs Game Night: 3/28
Results from Lewiston, Everett and Lethbridge.
QMJHL FIRST ROUND - EASTERN DIVISION
Game 5: (4) Cape Breton Screaming Eagles 2 @ (5) Lewiston MAINEiacs 5
Cape Breton leads Best of 7 series 3-2
D Michael Ward, LEW:
Game: 0-1-1, +1, 0 PIM
Series: 4 GP, 0-2-2, +2, 8 PIM (was suspended for Game 1)
Lewiston lived to see another day and now will travel to Cape Breton for the seriesâ€™ remaining game(s).
WHL FIRST ROUND - EASTERN CONFERENCE
Game 5: (3) Lethbridge Hurricanes 3 @ (6) Brandon Wheat Kings 4 (OT)
Lethbridge leads Best of 7 series 3-2
C Mitch Fadden, LET:
Game: 0-1-1, -1, 2 PIM (roughing)
Series: 5 GP, 2-5-7, -1, 12 PIM
Fadden set up defenseman Luca Sbisa for the game tying goal with under 30 seconds left in the third period, but Brandon got an early OT goal from Matt McCue to send the series back to Lethbridge.
WHL FIRST ROUND - WESTERN CONFERENCE
Game 4: Spokane Chiefs 3 @ Everett Silvertips 2 (OT)
Spokane wins Best of 7 series 4-0
D Dane Crowley, EVT:
Game: 0-0-0, -1, 2 PIM (holding)
Series: 4 GP, 0-0-0, -6, 4 PIM
Mitch Wahl scored mid-way through the first overtime to complete a series sweep for Spokane over Everett. Crowley, an overager at the CHL level, could earn an Amateur Tryout Agreement from the Norfolk Admirals for the remainder of their season. Crowley was part of Norfolkâ€™s camp at the beginning of the season. Whether or not Crowley gets a professional contract from Tampa Bay remains to be seen and they could use an ATO to further evaluate the defenseman.
Note: Kelowna forward James McEwan, who initiated contact with Seattle's Riku Helenius at the horn of Game 5 in that series, has been suspended for tonight's Game 6.